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Mystic Garhwal Panwali Kantha Trekking

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Duration : 7 Nights/8 days
Difficulty : Moderate Trek

Nature has best endowed Garhwal with magnificent natural resources. Panwali Kantha, one of the high altitude meadows of Garhwal Himalayas, apart form its thrilling landscape is specially known for the spectacular display of the flowering herbs. At an altitude of 3658 meters, this meadow lies in the northern part of Garhwal Himalayas. One can also encounter high altitude animals e.g Bharal, Ghoral, Himalayan Bear, and the rate musk deer. Other than rich flora one can encounter outstanding views of Greater Himalayan peaks .

The trip involves trek to Panwali Kantha and visit to three of the most important temple related to lord shiva . GuptKasi ( The invisible Kashi for the Gods) Trijuginarayan �( Venue of lord Shivas marriage with Parvati) and Kedarnath temple, considered to be the holiest of shiva shrines in the Himalayas. The temple stands in the shadow of Kedarnath peak (6940 mts) and one of the twelve Jyotirlingams or resplendent lingam, scattered over the country.

Sample Tour Plan

Day 01- RISHIKESH. OVERNIGHT; HOTEL
Arrive Rishikesh and transfer to Hotel. After dinner meet the crew and the trip leader, which will be followed by briefing on the trek. Meals and overnight hotel.

Day 02- RISHIKESH /GHUTTU. DRIVE: 5-6 HRS. OVERNIGHT CAMP
Morning we drive to Ghuttu , a small Garhwali village and starting point of the trek. Enroute lunch. We try to explore . Meals and overnight camp.

Day 03- GHUTTU/PANWALI KANTHA. TREK: 6-7 HOURS OVERNIGHT CAMP
Morning after breakfast we start for Panwali. The trek today is very steep. About nine kilometers of steep ascent takes us to Panwali. Arrive and camp in the meadow near a stream, as the entire meadow is full of crystal clear springs. Meals and overnight camp.

Day 04- PANWALI KANTHA/MAGGUCHATTI. TREK: 4-5 HRS OVERNIGHT CAMP
Morning after breakfast we start descending towards maggu chatti . The entire trek is on rocky terrain and is strenuous. Arrive Maggu chatti and camp. Meals and overnight camp.

Day 05- MAGGUCHATTI/GAURIKUND. OVERNIGHT CAMP
Early morning after breakfast trek to Trijugi narayan, a legendry village where Shiva & Parvati were wedded. Arrive and visit the temple. After exploring the village we trek to aGaurikund. Today we camp little before Gurikund, near the riever. Meals and overnight camp.

Day 06- GOURIKUND/KEDARNATH. TREK: 5-6HRS OVERNIGHT HOTEL
Morning we visit the Gaurikund temple and the hot springs. After words we proceed for Kedarnath. The entire trek is gradual ascent till we reach Kedarnath. Arrive Kedarnath & camp. Meals and overnight camp.

Day07- KEDARNATH. OVERNIGHT HOTEL
Day free to visit the temple and explore the area. Meals and overnight camp.

Day 08- KEDARNATH/GAURIKUND. TREK 5-6 HRS
Return trek. Arrive Gaurikund and have a refreshing dip in the hot spring pool. Meals and overninght camp.

Day 09- GAURIKUND/RISHIKESH. DRIVE: 8-9 HRS OVERNIGHT HOTEL
Morning after breakfast we drive down to Rishikesh. Arrive Rishikesh and transfer to Hotel for meals and overnight stay.

Day 10- RISHIKESH/ OUT.
Morning after breakfast proceed for onward destination.

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